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February 14, 2020

The Search For The Synthesizers Behind The 'All Things Considered' Theme

Don Voegeli stands in front of mixers.
Don Voegeli wrote one of the most famous songs in public radio history — the theme for NPR's "All Things Considered" — from his office in Madison. But, the synthesizers behind that composition have disappeared. Where did they go? Read more »

Republicans Unveil Proposed Income Tax Cut

Wisconsin state Capitol building
Republicans have unveiled a plan that would save the average Wisconsin taxpayer $105 annually, but Gov. Tony Evers' support for the bill remains uncertain. Read more »

Wisconsin Sees 100 Flu Hospitalizations In Half A Day

Flu shot
Flu cases in Wisconsin have spiked significantly this week according to Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services. State health officials confirmed that there were 100 new flu hospitalizations on Thursday by noon. Read more »

DNR: Potawatomi State Park Observation Tower To Be Torn Down

The Potawatomi State Park observation tower
The DNR says the 88-year-old Potawatomi State Park observation tower will be deconstructed. The announcement follows three years of studies and efforts by a local preservation group to save what it calls a historical tourist attraction.  Read more »

Animal Rights Activist's New Purpose Is Helping Factory Farmers

Leah Garces and Craig Watts
After working with animal advocacy groups across Europe, Asia and South America — to combat bullfighting, whaling, bear-bile farming, working horses and captured dolphins — factory farming was the worst display of abuse Leah Garcés had ever seen. Read more »

Evers Calls On Trump Administration To Halt Negotiations On Hmong Deportations

Tony Evers, 2019
Gov. Tony Evers is calling on the U.S. State Department to reconsider negotiations that would allow the U.S. to deport Hmong residents to Laos.  Read more »
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